Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with Bobby Matos.
Bobby was inspired and encouraged to play timbales by Willie Bobo and Tito Puente, and in the late ˜60s attended the New School and Manhattan School of Music studying composition and arranging. Around this exciting time for Latin Music in N.Y., he recorded “My Latin Soul” for Philips Records. This recording eventually became a much prized cult classic influencing many ˜70’s and ˜80’s Acid Jazz groups on both sides of the Atlantic. Over a lifetime of incredible music that has touched so many of us, we are humbled to have spent time with Bobby Matos.
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with acclaimed musician, Airto. Wow!
Airto has played with many of the greatest names in jazz including Cannonball Adderley, Lee Morgan, Paul Desmond, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Al Di Meola, Zakir Hussain, George Duke just to name a few. He has also played with the Latin/fusion rock band Santana, with symphony orchestras, and as a solo percussionist. Enjoy our conversation with the funky Brazilian percussionist that has been dropping incredible music since the age of 13.
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Vinyl Crisis is humbled to have interviewed Syl Johnson. The one & only acclaimed blues guitarist and singer Syl Johnson had some great memories to share on the air.
Syl’s music spans funk, soul, blues as a performer, singer and music producer.
Syl Johnson sang and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and Howlin’ Wolf in the 1950s, before recording with Jimmy Reed for Vee Jay Records in 1959. He then began recording for Twinight Records of Chicago in the mid 1960s. Beginning with his first hit, “Come On Sock It to Me” in 1967, Johnson dominated the label as both a hitmaker and producer.
The rest is musical history. Enjoy our interview with the guitar legend and one of the most sampled artists ever as he talks about race in America, learning to play the guitar and working with Wu-Tang, Jay Z and a host of others!
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with acclaimed jazz guitarist, David T. Walker. His backup work was featured on several notable albums of the early 1970s, including Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions; Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On and I Want You; Carole King’s Fantasy; The Jackson 5’s Quincy Jones’s Body Heat.
Other musicians Walker has worked with over the years include James Brown, Ray Charles,Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Martha and the Vandellas,Four Tops, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, Barry White, Hampton Hawes, Herbie Hancock, Lou Rawls, Willie Hutch, Jeffrey Osborne, Johnny Bristol, Solomon Burke, Cannonball Adderley, B.B. King, Pharoah Sanders, Donald Byrd, The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Sarah Vaughan, Sérgio Mendes, Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turpentine.
Enjoy our interview with the guitar legend and one dam cool cat! More info here: David T. Walker
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with Houston Person. Houston first became known for a series of albums for Prestige in the 1960s. There are more than 75 albums recorded by Houston Person as a bandleader, on Prestige, Westbound, Mercury, Savoy, and Muse, and he has most recently been recording on HighNote. Houston has recorded with Charles Brown, Ron Carter, Bill Charlap, Charles Earland, Lena Horne, Etta Jones, Lou Rawls, Janis Siegel, Horace Silver, Dakota Staton, Cedar Walton, Billy Butler, Don Patterson, Sonny Phillips, Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Richard “Groove” Holmes and many others. Enjoy our interview with the sax man and one of the coolest cats of all time!
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with Davin Riley, Co-Founder of MSCLVR. Davin grew up on the latin sounds of New York City, learnt salsa dancing at college and became obsessed with congas and jamming with percussionists. MSCLVR allows fans and curators of music to share in the revenues from referring music. They also debate the important issues facing today’s working musicians and producers. On this week’s show, Davin and Ben trade stories and musical influences from Boogaloo to Latin Psychedelic to rare Brazilian funk.
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Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with the legendary Les McCann. Les is an American icon and is among the best-known, most loved and respected musicians of all time. Having recorded with everyone from Eddie Harris to Richard “Groove” Holmes, discovering Roberta Flack and the man that made the Montreux Jazz Festival what is is today, his legacy is incredible! Enjoy our interview with the the prolific writer, composer and one of the coolest cats of all time!
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Vinyl Crisis is coming to host it’s next event at the Shangri-la in sunny Santa Monica. Join us this Thursday if you’re in town! Vinyl only DJs will be spinning the best tunes from the decades from 8pm. Over 21s only. Should be a fun night…hot fun in the summertime!
Vinyl Crisis spent time on the airwaves with the legendary guitarist, Wally Richardson. Wally Richardson is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz guitarists of all time. Having recorded with everyone from B.B. King to James Brown, Buddy Tate to Johnny “Hammond” Smith, Wally is a master of the soul and funk guitar sound. Listen to our interview with the icon who is a prolific writer, composer and one of the most recorded artists of all time!
Vinylcrisis got to hang out with two of their youngest listeners on their latest broadcast. Tune in and listen to a couple of kids and the great vinyl they played for our audience!
For any LA based or visiting friends of Vinyl Crisis, next Tuesday 5th July sees the first ‘Members Jukebox’ event at West Hollywood’s Soho House.
Join us for a social engagement of discovery for music lovers from around the world.
This promises to be an evening of music and memories where members get to spin their pick of the discs from our curated crates (or you can of course BYO!).
See you there – inbox us for access if you’re a non member…
Vinyl Crisis interviewed legendary bassist Richard Davis.
Downbeat International Critics Poll named him Best Bassist from 1967-74. He has recorded a dozen albums as a leader and 3000 recordings/jingles as a sideman. Some of his performance/recording credits include Sarah Vaughan, Eric Dolphy, Don Sebesky, Oliver Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Band, Dexter Gordon, Ahmad Jamal and a host of other notables.
Happy Sunday vinyl freaks! Check out one of Mulatu’s most celebrated cuts here. You’ll be crate digging before long…
Mulatu is the stuff of legend and a voyage of discovery. His music was used on the Broken Flowers soundtrack, but he’s been making funky tunes since the mid 1960s. Find out more here.
Mulatu, if you’re out there we have questions for you!!
Check this great forthcoming LA event @ The Disney Hall: